Sunday, August 15, 2010

Jumbo shrimp and birthday cake at the Blue Top

When I was a child, my parents would give each of us six kids a choice on how to celebrate our birthday. I could have a party with friends or I could go out to eat, just me, mom and dad, to a restaurant of my choice. It was very rare to get one-on-one time with mom and dad, and even more rare to eat out, so I always chose the restaurant option. The Blue Top restaurant was my choice one year. I remember the sparkly vinyl booths, the little birthday cake the waitress brought for me and feeling extremely grown up eating jumbo shrimp for the first time. Very special memory.

I gave this painting to my mom and dad, but the postcard version is available to all at

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